Invalid email Something went wrong, please try again later. Despite all the things science tells us about life, nobody really knows what it's like to experience death. Now a new virtual reality simulation tries to give people a taste of what it's like to die. You're asked to lie down on a fake hospital bed and hooked up to a heart rate monitor. Marcus Crook, a Melbourne local who also has an exhibit at the festival, explained what the VR death experience is really like.